Local News 11/7/22

News for Monday November 7. 2022

An Altoona man is facing charges after police say he sold meth to informants multiple times, including in the parking lot of Lowe’s in the city.

WTAJ TV reports that the Logan Township police said their  investigation into 37-year-old Chad Leitzel led to multiple charges of possession with intent to deliver after allegedly selling meth three different times to police informants.

Leitzel is now facing three different cases and was placed in Blair County Prison unable to post a total of $125,000 for bail.

The biggest jackpot in Powerball history is getting biggers since no one was able to claim the massive $1.6 billion Powerball Saturday night, but there are a few big winners sold in Pennsylvania.

According to the Pennsylvania State Lottery, two tickets sold matched four of the numbers and the actual Powerball number to win $1,000,000.

Another seven players in Pennsylvania matched four of the numbers to win $50,000

Tonights Powerball drawing, will be worth an estimated $1.9 billion, the largest pot in Powerball history.

(Harrisburg, PA)  —  Voter registration in Pennsylvania has increased by about one-and-a-half-percent before the mid-term elections tomorrow.  Department of State election officials say, however, that neither major political party added an advantage from the nearly 135-thousand new voters registered between May and October 24th.  Democrats maintain the advantage in total voters by a margin of just under a half a million voters over Republicans.

A new law is now in effect in Pennsylvania to help crack down on unemployment fraud.  What had been House Bill 2648 has created a special state prosecutor within the Office of Inspector General.  This person will identify and prosecute unemployment compensation fraud from the COVID pandemic.  The governor signed the measure into law this past Friday.